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The PBS | NPR Forum Network is dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders.

These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in Boston and beyond. Through this online service hundreds of thousands of people worldwide listen to these talks wherever and whenever they choose.

We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice toward greater civic engagement in the important issues of our time.

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A.N. Wilson, fellow, Royal Society of Literature The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson charts Britain's rise to world dominance. In his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians , he describes how, in little more than a generation, Britain's power and influence in the world virtually dissolved. Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, to the dawn of the Cold War in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery...
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Bernard Margolis, president, Boston Public Library; Kelly Cobble, curator, Adams National Historic Park; Jonathan Chu, dean, education, UMass Boston; Peter Drummey, librarian, Mass Historical Society; Elizabeth Deane, producer, American Experience, WGBH The Adams story provides a strikingly intimate look inside a marriage of true companions, says Deane, for whom life included not just the great events memorialized in textbooks, but also laughter, loneliness and family tragedy.To present the...
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PBS | NPR Forum Network Health & Science
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Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards reflects on the silencing of Margaret Sanger and the era that gave us the phrase, "Banned in Boston." "You all know that I have been gagged. I have been suppressed. I have been arrested numerous times. I have been hauled off to jail. Yet every time, more people have listened to me, more have protested, more have lifted their own voices." Thus read Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. in 1929 as Margaret Sanger sat silent...
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Cassandra Pybus, founder, Australian Humanities Review Historian Cassandra Pybus traces the lives and adventures of the runaway slaves who absorbed the dreams of liberty from their masters during the American Revolution and fled to the British to find freedom. She tells us where where these hopeful and courageous idealists went and what kind of lives they made for themselves. PBS | NPR Forum Network program with Cambridge Forum 2006 Feb 22
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Patricia Fanning, archivist, author, associate professor, Bridgewater State College Archivist and author Patricia Fanning presents information from her book Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day . Fanning has written Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day , a book about Boston-based photographer F. Holland Day (1864-1933). Day was a central figure in artistic circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Publisher of Oscar Wilde and Stephen...
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